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Mother and 3 children murdered in Ye Township

Khatter Non: A 27 year-old Mon woman named Ma Htwe was stabbed to death in her home along with her 3 children on March 27th, in Ye Township’s Hplang village, within the New Mon State Party-controlled area of Ye Chaungpayar.

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MRP members break with party, flee to Thailand

By Nai Akka: A total of 7 members of the Monland Restoration Party (MRP), based in Tenasserim Division, have disaffected from the party and fled across the Thailand-Burma border to the Thai province of Surat Thani, were they have reportedly taken refuge in a rubber plantation.

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Mudon TPDC finally collects long-threatened housing tax

BY IMNA: The Mudon Township Peace and Development Council (TPDC) has finally begun it’s official collection of a tax on new homes built between 2007 and 2010. Talk of the tax began in September 2009.

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Ye Town TPDC stymies commercial development

BY Kon Hadae: The Ye Township Peace and Development Council (TPDC) chairman has ordered that Ye town’s central commercial district be closed, and that its shop buildings be uprooted.

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Cordless phone towers closed due to suspected media link

BY Hong Dein: Cordless phone transmitter towers all over Mon State have been disabled since the third week of March 2010, in an attempt made by Burmese authorities to stem the flow of information being sent to exile media groups based along the Thailand-Burma border.

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Mon and Pali languages excluded from Shwedagon Pagoda reconstruction

BY Kon Chan: The Dhammaceti stone inscription at Rangoon’s Shwedagon Pagoda, which was damaged by Cyclone Nargis in May 2008, is in the process of being reconstructed by a team of experts; this team has opted to re-carve the inscription in Burmese and English, using the latter to replace the …

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